Chopstick has Chinese staff, red lanterns and – apart from the absence of pork – a menu typical of many Soho noodle bars. Most starters and many of the chicken dishes arrive in batter (though many are immersed in sweet, bright sauces); thinly sliced steak comes in a peppery sauce; and vegetarians will be pleased to find curried and stir-fried veg here, as well as crispy seaweed and edamame (soy beans in their pods). The set menus are popular with hungry teenagers – though parents might want to avoid the potato wedges and caramelised chicken wings, and could well prefer a pot of green tea to the insipid sorbets. Don’t miss the delectable chocolate fritters for dessert.
119 Golders Green Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Golders Green tube|
|Price:||Main courses £8-£10. Set lunch (noon-5pm Mon-Thur, Sun) £10 2 courses incl soft drink. Set meal £15.99 3 courses incl soft drink.|